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H A M M E R C O N . O R G

Register to attend here before space runs out!

HammerCon is the national convention of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) and serves as the premier gathering of/by/for the American military cyber community. 

More than another event with a bunch of speakers, this is truly an experience. Check out photos, videos, and other archival information about our inaugural 2022 convention here.

HammerCon 2.0 is scheduled for Thursday 18 May at the CapTech campus in Laurel! Check back here for further details!

The theme for our upcoming HammerCon is

"Understanding our PAST to succeed in the PRESENT and shape the FUTURE"

 Past - Present - Future

All pre-registered attendees are also invited to the pre-HammerCon Social at DreamPort on Wednesday 17 May. There are currently no other official/authorized HammerCon pre-parties or after-parties.

All Enlisted members of the MCPA with a child going to college are encouraged to apply for the scholarship no later than 30 April 2023! Apply here.

Planned Activities: similar scope as last year, but more!


Free for US military personnel (active, reserve, guard, and academy/contracted cadets) and MCPA members (which is free for US military, US government, and honorably discharged US military veterans). Small fee for US Government Civilian Employees. Larger fee for others. Register ASAP before space fills up!


Get ready to hear, meet, and interact with leaders and practitioners from across the broader military cyber community of interest. Find info about the speakers below. This page will continue to be updated, so check back soon! 

General (Ret) Keith Alexander

Inaugural Commander of US Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Admiral (Ret) Mike Rogers

Former Commander of US Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Congressman Mike Gallagher

Chair of the cyber subcommittee in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the select committee on China. 

Lieutenant General (Ret) Karen Gibson

Sergeant-at-Arms of the US Senate. 

Ambassador Nate Fick

Inaugural US Cyber Ambassador. 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist and STEM education champion. 

Dr. Diane Janosek, Esq.

Deputy Director for Compliance at the National Security Agency (NSA) and former Commandant of the National Cryptologic University. 

Major General (Ret) Jim Keffer

Vice President for Future Warfare Concepts and Cyber at Lockheed Martin Government Services and former Chief of Staff of US Cyber Command. 

Major General (Ret) Mitchell Kilgo

Former Commander of the US Army's Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM). 

Colonel Ihor Kovalevskyi

Military Attaché at the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA. 

Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Dave Redmon

Former Senior Enlisted Advisor of US Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Sergeant Major Amanda Draeger

Sergeant Major of the Army Cyber Institute. 

Dr. Michael Warner

Command Historian of US Cyber Command. 

Chris Cleary

Principal Cyber Advisor of the Department of the Navy. 

Jason Healey

Cyber Strategist in the Office of the National Cyber Director. 

Amanda Mason

Intelligence Officer in the DC Air National Guard and MCPA Director. 

Colonel Wayne Sanders

Chief of Staff of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. 

Robert M. Lee

Founder and CEO, Dragos, Inc.

Captain (Ret) G Mark Hardy

President of the National Security Corporation. 

Beau Woods

Organizer of Policy @ DEF CON. 

Dr. Paul de Souza

Founder of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI). 

JD Work

Professor at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC). 

Lawrence Nunn

Military cyber veteran and CEO of Cyberspatial. 

Dr. Brad Sims

President of Capitol Technology University University. 

Joe Dean

Navy Cyber Warfare Engineer (CWE) veteran and contractor at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). 

Dr. Ibrahim Baggili

Founder of the BiT Lab at the Louisiana State University (LSU). 

Mike Thomas

Cyber Systems Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) / Lincoln Laboratory and former US Cyber Command J9 Deputy Director for Technology. 

Dr. Tyler Cody

Assistant Research Professor at the Virginia Tech (VT) National Security Institute (NSI). 

Captain (Ret) Andy Stewart

Senior National Security and Government Strategist at Cisco and former Commanding Officer of the Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group (NCWDG) 

Gentry Lane

NATO Science and Technology (CSO) Technical Team Member. 

Philip Niedermair

Senior Advisor of Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) 2.0. 

Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos

Faculty at the New York University (NYU) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) and founding Dean of the Air Force Cyber College (AFCC). 

Joe Billingsley

Director of Strategic Engagement at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) and founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA). 


We are welcoming a limited number of exhibitors that can provide information useful to American military cyber professionals. These exhibitors include military units, government offices, schools, industry, and/or nonprofits. If interested in exhibiting please fill out the CFE and contact christine at milcyber dot org. To get a sense of what to expect this year, check out a list of last year's organizations below.

Register to attend here before space runs out!